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Full text of "The New World Order"

INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
earth. The war of 1914 and Lubln's death in
1919 checked the development of this admirable
and most inspiring experiment in ad koc inter-
nationalism. Its history is surely something
that should be made part of the compulsory
education of every statesman and publicist.
Yet never in my life have I met a professional
politician who knew anything whatever or wanted
to know anything about it. It didn't get votes ;
it seemed difficult to tax it ; what was the good
of it?
Another ad hoc organisation which might be
capable of a considerable extension of its functions
is the Elder Brethren of Trinity House, who con-
trol the lighthouses and charting of the seas
throughout the world. But it would need a very
considerable revision and extension of Mr Woolf 3s
book and, in spite of the war stresses that have
delayed and in some cases reversed their develop-
ment, it would be quite beyond our present scope,
to bring up to date the lengthening tale of ad
hoc international networks, ranging from inter-
national business cartels, scientific and technical
organisations, white-slave-trade suppression and
international police co-operation, to health ser-
vices and religious missions. Just as I have
suggested that the United States and Great
Britain may become complete socialisms UH-
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